Thursday, June 27, 2013

With Sympathy

My aunt in Germany (on my mother's side) passed away a week before my dad and I'm just now getting around to a card for the cousins.  This is the English version, of course, - theirs has the German "Aufrichtige Anteilnahme" on it.  This card was inspired by a card I found on Pinterest by Monica's Passions Blog.  Hers had some green on it, but I stuck with plain black and white.  I think it's all pretty self explanatory- I had never thought of using the two step bird punch on a sympathy card - genius!
The ribbon is from Really Reasonable Ribbon and the buckle is from Amazon.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Crafting by Designs - Anything Goes
Crafty Ribbons Challenge #50 - Anything Goes with Ribbon
Crafts and Me #138- Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations #220 - Anything Goes + Option of Ribbon
Lia Stamps #43- Anything Goes

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  1. Your card is beautiful. Love the black and white and the feather element is so pretty.

  2. I'm so sorry for your loss, Gerlinde! You've created a beautiful card. The black and white is so elegant, and the addition of the feather is lovely! Thank you for joining us at Lia Stampz!...Nancy :o)

  3. This is gorgeous Gerlinde! You're right - I don't think I would have thought to use a bird either, but it's lovely.

  4. Beautiful card, Gerlinde, and it has been pinned - love the "stuttering" square die cuts - they make a lovely backdrop for the bird. I'm sorry to hear about your aunt. hugs, de

  5. This is such a beautiful sympathy card! I really like the little bird. I'm sure receiving a card like yours will bring comfort to your cousins.
    My sympathy to you too.

    Thank you for joining our Anything Goes Challenge at Crafting by Designs!
    Do join us again!
    Crafting By Designs DT

  6. Oh I like how you made the bird and its wing. So original and very pretty.

  7. Gorgeous card Gerlinde, the bird and feathers look fabulous :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Crafty Ribbon Challenge
    Lols x x x